Making Your Network Stronger Is All About Doing the Little Things

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Hey superstar recruiters, I see you making placement after placement, and this one’s for you. You’ve got it all, and you’re on top of the world. You get a req, hunt for and sweet talk the perfect candidate, show the hiring manager what’s so great about them, crush the placement and move along to the […]

How To Make The Recruiter Nice List

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It’s no secret that this festive time of year is BIG for talent acquisition pros. Candidates are using this holiday break downtime to scour job boards, reassess yearly goals and agree to new opportunities. You might be asking: How can recruiters get in on this seasonal spike in candidate activity? With a little help from […]

Group Interviews: A Good Way to Weed Out the Weak or a Cheap Way to Make Candidates Sweat?

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When I applied for my first job during college, I stopped by the retail store I was hoping to gain a position at to pick up a paper application (dating myself a bit there), filled it out in the mall food court, and, to my delight, got a call back within a day of dropping […]

Hiring Horror Stories Part II: Talent Tricks & Treats

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Happy Halloween to all of our talent industry ghosts and gurus! We hope you are ready for our next batch of spooktacular hiring horror stories because we are going straight for the sweet spot: candidate tricks and treats. So grab your favorite Halloween candy – *cough cough* Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – and dive into some […]

Four Tips on Preparing Your Candidates for the Holiday Season

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BOO! Christmas is coming and the turkey is getting fat! With the end of the year approaching quickly and the holidays coming faster than the speed of light, things for recruiters are about to pick up. Hiring managers are going to be putting the pressure on recruiters to fill their jobs before they vanish into […]

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

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Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due client changing the specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because… they’re not going […]

Hiring Horror Stories: Come In Costume

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When the clock struck midnight on September 22nd, swimsuits transformed into sweaters, glittering fireflies became screeching bats, and every latte suddenly tasted like pumpkin. I’m just saying maybe Cinderella didn’t really leave the glass slipper behind at the ball – but instead traded it in for a sensible seasonal boot. At Kinetix, we love these […]

3 Real Reasons Why Specialty Recruiters Beat Out the Competition

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Generalized recruiter or specialty recruiter—the age old question. On the one hand, you might think a generalized recruiter would be better. They can handle anything you throw at them! IT? Got it. Healthcare? No problem. Manufacturing? They can do that too. But then on the other hand, you may think a specialty recruiter would be […]

Natural Disasters WILL help your Recruiting Efforts—It’s a Fact

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In case you missed it… Last month we talked about how the recent hurricanes would affect the job market and how recruiters should use that to their advantage in, Hurricanes or Bust? How Natural Disasters Can Help Your Recruiting Efforts. Let’s reflect on a piece from that post:  “With Hurricane Irma a recent scar to […]

Do You Call Out The Candidate That Lied During the Phone Screen?

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  Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to […]